Every Remembrance Day I’m reminded of the waste and futility of war, the squandering of life through an inability to live and let live. But today I realised something else: the importance of being clear and committed about what matters to you…Read More
A large part of Identity is tied up with ‘belonging’. I often hear people talk about feeling comfortable where they ‘fit in’, they mention places where they ‘belong’ or ‘feel at home’. So how do you know where you belong?Read More
You might think identity is something that comes from within, but copying and assumption have a huge influence in how we see ourselves.Read More
I’m not really sure why but I keep my children’s baby teeth when they fall out. I can’t bring myself to throw them away. What do you do with your little one’s teeth?Read More
No one tells you what to prepare for when you miscarry, beyond the practicalities of industrial strength sanitary supplies…Read More
The doctor looked at my face, apologized and said I’d lost my baby. How is it possible that you can know and not know something simultaneously?Read More
The narrow gold bands jingled gaily as my mother in law kneaded the atta for the evening’s roti. They glinted in the sunshine when she reached skywards to peg the washing and tinkled when she raised a hand to adjust the duputta covering her hair…Read More
Last week S and I hitched a ride with a meeting-bound husband to Paris, Ontario – pop. 11,763.
It was somewhere we’d never been.
We had no phone, little money and zero need for either…Read More